Monday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Arizona requirement related to prospective voters proving their citizenship. University of California-Irvine law Professor Richard Hasen said that is a victory for the federal government on the issue of voting rights, but he is convinced the overall battle continues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be spending part of their 2014 Spring Training in Australia. Team President Derrick Hall said the trip will help the organization's international branding.Cactus League President Mark Coronado said the league will still do well even without the popular Diamondbacks for a couple of weeks.
Facing the Valley's hot summers head-on, the Scottsdale "Beat the Heat Race" will have runners starting an 11.22 kilometer race at 2:47 p.m. on Saturday.Race creator and public relations executive Jason Rose talked about the reasons for the event, including the positive effect it may have on summer tourism.
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is pleased his bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. Franks says he believes the tide has turned since the Supreme Court's Roe v.
Firefighters in north central Arizona are concerned about high winds whipping the flames of the Doce Fire on Wednesday. The area, about eight miles northwest of Prescott, is under a Red Flag warning for high winds and low humidity, according to meteorologist Valerie Myers of the National Weather Service.
Four Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation have introduced a bill that would allow states to verify a voter’s citizenship status.
Tucson Congressman Ron Barber (KJZZ file photo )
It is a reaction to this week’s U.
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review a clean air plan submitted by owners of the Apache Generating Station coal-fired power plant. The move is considered unusual for the EPA, because it may allow the plant to install less expensive technology than required by the federal government.
The US Senate is in its second week of debate on the
immigration reform bill, and there is a lot of discussion taking place behind the scenes. Arizona Senator Jeff
Flake, one of the eight who drew up the bill, has been meeting with Texas
Senator John Cornyn, who wants the border
security section of the measure strengthened, but Flake does not believe Cornyn is trying to
Sheriff's deputies in Coconino
County are investigating the collision
of a school bus and an SUV, east of Flagstaff,
Monday. Spokesman Gerry Blair said there are a number of issues to resolve
before a decision is made about whether citations will be issued.
Workers in northern Arizona have begun paving a road on the
Navajo Nation that will provide a temporary
route around a section of US Highway 89, south of Page, which has been
closed due to a landslide.
supporters launched a campaign Monday to change the state constitution’s
definition of marriage. Equal Marriage Arizona is trying to collect more than 400,000
signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot for next year.
Voting rights advocates
praised the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship
when registering to vote. The high court ruled that the state cannot require
additional documents beyond what a federal form calls for.
Governor Jan Brewer said she is glad the political fight over Medicaid expansion is finally over. The governor signed legislation Monday that adds 300,000 low-income people to state Medicaid under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
The United States Supreme Court ruled today on a case from Arizona that could impact elections around the country. The court found Arizona cannot impose its own requirements on federal voter registration forms.
One of the authors of a bipartisan Senate
immigration proposal South Carolina's
Lindsey Graham says he believes
the measure will be approved.
“I think we're
going to have a political break through, that congress is going to pass
immigration reform,” Graham said.
Four more Arizona
forests, the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott,
and Tonto, are taking fire restrictions up a notch this week. National Forest Service spokeswoman
Jacqueline Banks says 'open flame'
fires will be banned in those forests beginning Wednesday morning,
“It’s really important that people realize just how
dry it is across Arizona,”
A new poll shows there is strong support from across the political spectrum in Arizona, for the
so-called 'Gang of Eight' immigration reform plan, in the US Senate. The poll
from the conservative-leaning Harper Polling, shows 65 percent of state
residents of all political parties, favor the measure, which includes a path to
citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the US.
Governor Jan Brewer will sign her Medicaid expansion plan
into law Monday, during a ceremony at the capitol. A handful of Republican
lawmakers joined Democrats last week to approve the plan, as part of the state
Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.